Treating and caring for your shibari ropes

We’ve written a couple of blog posts over on our online store about rope treatment, rope care and how to choose the oils and waxes for your ropes. These are based on the most frequent questions we get about this in the studio and online.

We’ll be writing about ropes and other shibari related materials and equipment on our blog, so take a peek if you’re a rope geek like us!


Learn how to treat and maintain your ropes!

We are running a practical hands-on evening class on how to treat rope next week! We get so many questions in the studio about rope treatment and rope care, so why not come find out all about it in a fun and informative class?

Rope Treatment 101 (description & details)

Ever wondered why some people’s ropes feel nicer than your own? Desperate to get rid of that petrol smell? Or just curious about what this jute rope stuff is that you’re tying with? In this class I’ll be showing you how to take so-called “raw” or unprocessed jute ropes and make them suitable for use on your partner!

We will cover:

• Jute rope terms/types (tossa, asanawa, single and double ply), and the advantages of each
• What creates the unpleasant petrochemical smell, and how to get rid of it safely
• Different choices for oils (tsubaki, horse, jojoba etc) and beeswax to put on rope, and what they do
• Treatment choices (boiling, baking, steaming, singeing, ‘binering’ etc)
• How to maintain and upkeep your ropes (hanking, hanging, how to store rope, how to deal/fix high stranding etc)

This class is very hands-on: everyone will treat one piece of jute rope under guidance (one 4m length will be provided to you), from steaming the rope, removing the fuzzies on a gas stove, through to oiling and waxing. You’ll also get an extra 4m length piece of rope to experiment with on your own time.

Event listing here.

February prize winners!

Thank you all for participating in our February Photo Contest and Giveaway!

‘Rope is Love’ Instagram Photo Contest!

Congratulations to our winner of our ‪#‎RopeIsLove‬ Instagram photo competition, Afsana from Berlin! Afsana submitted a beautiful photo of an embrace mid-suspension that just won our hearts. She will be receiving a bundle of 4 Anatomie premium ropes and a pair of safety shears as seen in the photo.

To see Afasana’s photo entry along all the other wonderful photo entries, click here.

Want a set of our ropes? Order here!

Anatomie Studio Prize Draw!

Congratulations also to Despina who won our in studio prize draw! Despina won a ticket for two to Fuoco‘s Sunday February 14th Acro-Shibari class! This was the first class of its kind in the UK and we had a tremendous amount of fun trying all the moves.

To see the video of the drawn, click here.

Stay tuned for future prize draws and giveaways!

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